Justice for the Hungry – Philabundance

Will you join us in seeking Justice for the Hungry?  


The Justice for the Hungry campaign was established in 2021 as a response to the incredible rise in the rate of hunger in our region. This challenge calls on the legal community to band together by pledging support to Philabundance to drive hunger from our communities. We are now facing an even greater challenge with the rising costs of food and fuel impacting not only the people experiencing food insecurity, but also organizations like Philabundance. 


Here are a few facts to put the prevalence of hunger into perspective, according to the latest data released by Feeding America. In 2020: 

  • 10.5%, or 1 in 10, people were food insecure in the Philabundance service area overall. This is an increase of one percentage point from 2019.
  • Overall child food insecurity increased 25% from a rate of 13.8% in 2019 to 17.3% in 2020.
  • In Philadelphia County specifically, food insecurity went from 14.4% in 2019 to 15.8% in 2020.

Are you up for the challenge to help us lower these numbers? 

This year’s Justice for the Hungry challenge, starting March 11th and ending May 31st, will center around a points-based fundraising system where each participating firm will to work to earn points by making corporate gifts, hosting food drives, raising individual funds, and volunteering. At the end of the campaign, there will be an awards ceremony announcing the winners of this challenge.  

Award categories include: 

Justice Award: Team with the most points 

Kickoff Award: Team with highest total of monetary donations in the 1st week of the campaign 

Beet Hunger Award: Team donating greatest amount of food  

Best All-Around Small Law Firm: Outstanding achievement for a firm, fewer than 100 employees based on funds raised, pounds collected and volunteer hours per capita  

Best All-Around Large Law Firm: Outstanding achievement for a firm, more than 100 employees based on funds raised, pounds collected and volunteer hours per capita  

The CEO Cup: Team chosen by the CEO of Philabundance, Loree D. Jones Brown   

The Steering Team Award: Determined by chairs of the campaign using their desired criteria

Your support is critical to making this campaign a success. We encourage firms to be creative and have fun while raising food  and funds to help families facing hunger.  

To learn more and to get started, take a look at our Justice for the Hungry webpage for all information regarding the campaign. Once you’re ready, click on the registration form on the website. For further details on the campaign, be sure to review the easy-to-follow Justice for the Hungry How-To guide on the site. This How-To guide provides a timeline, planning checklist, guidelines, and more to achieve a successful campaign.  


We hope that you’ll help us as we seek Justice for the Hungry and feed our neighbors in need. Questions? Reach out to Ali Corr at jfth@philabundance.org. 



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